Red Hat CEO JIm Whitehurst and his wife Lauren have made a crucial donation to SoarTriangle, an organization donated to help female entrepreneurs secure funding for startup ventures. Mrs. Whitehurst also is involved with the group as a principal.

The amount of the donation was not disclosed, but it’s important in the funding the Whitehursts have committed.

“The Whitehursts have committed to ensuring SoarTriangle meets its budget goals for the year,” SoarTriangle’s Community Manager Reagan Reynolds tells WTW.

“The specifics of the donation will be determined accordingly.”

SoarTriangle launched in 2014 as part of Google’s #40Forward initiative, which provided $1 million to organizations that “plan and execute programs to increase the representation of women in their start-up communities.”

The Durham -based group mentored four startups last year and another six were selected recently. Several have received funding from outside investors, including Mati Energy which won Google’s recent startup showcase event in Silicon Valley.

But right now SoarTriangle doesn’t know what Google’s future commitment is.

“The current budget goal is 166% of last year. If we raise more, we will enhance programming and/or use the raise to help fund a prize for our showcase in April,” Reynolds explains.

“We currently do not have a new commitment from Google for this year, but we hope to win a new grant from them and we expect to have one or more additional corporate sponsors singing on soon.”

SoarTriangle also is supported by The American Underground, which is owned by WTW parent Capitol Broadcasting.

The Whitehursts have an interest in female tech entrepreneurs beyond Mrs. Whitehurst’s involvement with SoarTriangle.

“As a tech CEO with a teenage daughter, I believe we need leaders to step up and address this imbalance in the start-up world. I want to help enable the best new companies to thrive, regardless of whether they are led by men or women,“ said Jim Whitehurst in a statement. “I hope that Lauren and my contribution and work in this area will spark even greater support.”

While SoarTriangle focuses on mentoring female entrepreneurs, it is an open organization.

“This isn’t a female issue,” said Lauren Whitehurst. “It’s an issue for any start-up that believes diversity leads to better outcomes.”